Apu in Quechua (the native language of the Incas) means god of the mountain. Sorted and dehaired by hand, Apu (17 microns) is made of the ﬁnest and most luxurious alpaca in the world. The colors are supremely rich and showcase the beautiful loft and sheen of this gift of the gods. Hats, scarves and cowls all scream to be knit or crocheted with Apu.
The Maria Cowl by Laura Zukaite is an easy yet beautiful cowl that takes 2 skeins of Apu. The honeycomb style pattern is a great showcase for the yarn, and the simple pattern will allow maximum enjoyment of this luxe yarn. Choose 2 skeins and a size 6 (4.0) 16-inch circular needle. The pattern is available on Ravelry.
The Pierinna Hat by Martha Wissing takes full advantage of Apu's color palette using 2 skeins of Pure White and 1 skein each of Granite and Glacier as contrast colors. You'll need US 2.5 (3mm) and 4 (3.5mm) 16-inch circulars and size 4 (3.5mm) dpns. The pattern is available on Ravelry.
Nieves Mittens, also by Martha Wissing, use 4 skeins of Apu and US 2.5 (3mm) & 4 (3.5mm) dpns to create these beautifully patterned and wonderfully warm mittens. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.
Fiber: 100% Imperial Alpaca
Weight/Length: 25 grams, 109 yds (100m)
Gauge/Needle Size: 26 sts = 4 inches on US 4 (3.5mm) needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.